Department of Biblical Counseling


Welcome to WRS’s Department of Biblical Counseling.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

611 Introduction to Biblical Counseling

The nature and principles of biblical counseling, techniques and theories of counseling; patterns of problem solving, the counselor and counselee relationship; the sufficiency of Scripture; and biblical conflict resolution. 3 hrs.

612 Marriage and Family Counseling

The systematic survey of the theology of the family: the importance of the Christian home, the covenantal family relationship, courtship versus dating; methods of premarital and marital counseling; divorce issues and rebuilding the marriage relationship after adultery. 3 hrs.

631 Advanced Counseling

A systematic application of the principles of biblical counseling to a wide variety of contemporary issues facing counselors. 3 hrs.

632 Methodologies of Counseling

Survey and critique of secular counseling theories and comparison to biblical counseling. 3 hrs.

6111 Survey of Biblical Counseling

Introduction to theory and practice of biblical counseling; contrast with other counseling methods; use of Scripture in counseling. 2 hrs.

6310 Counseling Practicum

Case analyses and case observation (video tapes); confrontation (self); and conferences (required
attendance at an annual local symposium as offered). There is a two year time limit in completing the practicum once it is begun. Elective course; required for certification by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). 4 hrs.

6311 Supervised Counseling Mentorship

Actual counseling experience and evaluation, a practicum individually supervised by a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Elective course; required for certification by ACBC. 5 hrs.